the holiday weekend may be over, but that is definitely not going to stop me from wearing my "fourth of july" dress. maybe not ever. because it is the most comfortable thing ever. imagine wearing the most comfortable thing ever...that's what it's like. (that was helpful, huh?)
now that you're completely convinced on the dress-comfort front, we can move on. i spent a couple days up north at my family's lake house for the holiday and it was just what i needed. whenever i spend time up there, i come back to real life feeling refreshed, re-energized, and relaxed. i slept in (until the ripe hour of 8 o'clock!), enjoyed the sun, and read an actual book. it was serene, really. the holiday was very laid-back, which i appreciate every once in awhile. it didn't really feel like the 4th of July, since we usually have company or, at the very least, Mike is with me, but it was a nice change from the regular pace.
the quiet and rural surroundings help me recharge from the constant noise and hustle of the city, and also makes me realize that i would have a real hard time adjusting to life outside of the city. i'm so used to the sounds of life happening around me that it's strange to exist in the absence of it, although incredibly serene. i love that i love where i live, since that would be considered a luxury by some.
dress | Old Navy
sandals | Franco Sarto (similar)
bag | Dooney & Bourke (very old)
earrings | Elisabeth Ashlie